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Old 08-23-2017, 06:21 PM   #1
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Engine won't start - batteries charged

My 07 HR Scepter won't start yet engine batteries are fully charged. Dash lights come on, but won't turnover. Tried battery boost but nothing.

The Motorhome is levelled and sometimes when I turn the key to start, it retracts the jacks automatically.

Any suggestions ?


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Old 08-23-2017, 06:29 PM   #2
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I'd try retracting the jacks, then try to start the engine. If you're worried about the jacks running down the batteries, start the generator.

Since you say sometimes the ignition key retracts the jacks before starting the engine, it sounds like there's a relay in the system that's not working reliably.


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Old 08-23-2017, 09:05 PM   #3
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You didn't by chance accidentally flip the switch in the engine compartment to allow you to start the engine from there did you? I did it accidentally one time. I was working on a tail light and hit the rear start switch with my shoulder. It took me a couple of hours to figure out what I did.

Since I don't know anything about your coach, all this is provided you have a rear start switch.
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I will check.

I read some other similar problem posts and the issue was the solenoid switch. Would anyone know exactly where this is on an 07 Scepter 42PDQ ?

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